Saturday, December 29, 2012

(1) Staircase non-sequitors, (2) a trip to Staten Island, and (3) Woodhull Hospital and environs



 
Two sets of stairs: one at the Asia Society, Upper East Side, and one at Chavela's excellent restaurant, Crown Heights, Bklyn


 
At the College of Staten Island CUNY, waiting for the shuttle to the Staten Island Ferry. Waited half and hour in freezing weather, and it's snowing. Then a flock of geese begin to circle overhead. A reward, indeed.
The scene on the Staten Island Ferry
. . . and the gangplank is lowered at the South Street Seaport, Manhattan

. . . the newly cleaned tiles at the subway station at Whitehall Street, which had been completely flooded during Hurricane Sandy
The water line on the upper level, just below street level, is still visible as escalator repairs and tile cleanup continue.
The R-Station on my way to Hoyt-Schermerhorn to catch the A and then the G: what the subway looks like without its signature tiles

Flooding at Hoyt-Schermorhorn, on the unused platform across from the Brooklyn-bound platform.
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. . . and lemon-lime cream pie with graham cracker crust and a large marzipan strawberry on top awaits me at home.
A quick visit to Woodhull Hospital, Bushwick reveals an artwork installed on the ceiling of Corridor 2B, and a Kwanzaa display, below, situated near the Community Needle Drop-Off point.

Woodhull's massive, prison-like exterior


Fat Albert's, across the street from Woodhull, and the inside of the B15 bus for the ride home up Marcus Garvey Ave.